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scarletpeaches
01-25-2012, 10:49 PM
Well, it is the 25th of January after all.

And it was the first time I ever chowed down on that 'delicious' haggis, too.

alleycat
01-25-2012, 10:52 PM
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"I have a big bone."

amergina
01-25-2012, 10:52 PM
Was it delicious, or "delicious"?

(Never had haggis. Couldn't get up the nerve when I was in Scotland, for lo, I am a wimp.)

scarletpeaches
01-25-2012, 10:53 PM
It was "delicious".

Vegetarian haggis. It had the texture of crumbly rice, with the taste of very dry mince.

Williebee
01-25-2012, 10:53 PM
Tomorrow night, Cray fish?

Wait... WHAT? "Vegetarian" haggis? You can't have vegetarian haggis. What part of a sheeps guts are vegetarian???

scarletpeaches
01-25-2012, 10:55 PM
I'd rather lick a battery.

mirandashell
01-25-2012, 10:55 PM
Veggie haggis?

Scarlet, please! That's like non-alcoholic Scotch.

scarletpeaches
01-25-2012, 10:57 PM
I'm not even vegetarian.

But it's a bit hard to catch, kill and skin a wild haggis at this time of year. They're all sheltering in mountainside bunkers away from the cold.

AutumnWrite
01-25-2012, 10:57 PM
I always thought you were the adverturous type...

Zelenka
01-25-2012, 10:59 PM
Veggie haggis is lovely (and I'm not vegetarian, just prefer it to the regular stuff). Used to make pasties with veggie haggis and mozzarella when I lived back in the old country.

Happy Burns Night to those back home!

mirandashell
01-25-2012, 10:59 PM
Didn't you try the Bait?

scarletpeaches
01-25-2012, 11:00 PM
Didn't you try the Bait?Good God, woman -- what kind of deviant do you think I am?

mirandashell
01-25-2012, 11:00 PM
Is that a serious question?

DeleyanLee
01-25-2012, 11:01 PM
* keeps waiting for the inevitable reference to the AW member of the same name

...wait, I just did it, didn't I? ;)

bettielee
01-25-2012, 11:15 PM
ok. I am so confused.

I thought haggis was: a kind of savoury pudding containing sheep's 'pluck' (heart, liver and lungs), minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt, mixed with stock, and traditionally encased in the animal's stomach and simmered for approximately three hours

and yea, that's from Wiki

but now, people are like... it's just sausage.

and now it's like... vegetarian. What part of that can be vegetarian? oatmeal suiet spices and salt? That's oatmeal, not haggis... I'm confused.

You foreingers and your foreign ways.

*gets hamburger for lunch, not made of ham in any way*

Williebee
01-25-2012, 11:33 PM
huh. Here's an "allrecipes" (http://allrecipes.com/recipe/vegetarian-haggis/)site recipe for veggie haggis.

Sounds good.

BunnyMaz
01-25-2012, 11:33 PM
Mmmm haggi-wait.

Vegetarian haggis.

That's a thing?

Eesh, next time tell me. We might not get the same quality as the wild haggis Up North, but even down here in the South I can get hold of a passing mock haggis made from offal and a sheep's stomach.

You know the thing about chasing them widdershins around the hill, right?

kayleamay
01-25-2012, 11:38 PM
Tofaggis? I'll pass.

NeuroFizz
01-25-2012, 11:41 PM
It's not haggis, Scarlet. It's veggis. And it's like using a condom without what supposed to go in it. Sounds all floppy without the meat.

cray
01-25-2012, 11:42 PM
I'd rather lick a battery.


http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/rr317/cray_photos/Batteries.jpg

regdog
01-25-2012, 11:49 PM
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l117/regdog/hes-a-cute-little-battery-but-i-dunno-if-you-want-to-lick-him.jpg

scarletpeaches
01-26-2012, 01:07 AM
You all disgust me.

BeatrixKiddo
01-26-2012, 01:15 AM
I thought haggis was: a kind of savoury pudding containing sheep's 'pluck' (heart, liver and lungs), minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt, mixed with stock, and traditionally encased in the animal's stomach and simmered for approximately three hours


Oatmeal?

I prefer maple and brown sugar with my oatmeal, not heart, liver, and lungs.

:ROFL:

bettielee
01-26-2012, 04:22 AM
It's not haggis, Scarlet. It's veggis. And it's like using a condom without what supposed to go in it. Sounds all floppy without the meat.

you sir, win the internet

and I win sparklepeaches undying disgust.

it's a win win.

Ken
01-26-2012, 04:45 AM
... poor fella. Just when I was beginning to take a liking to him.

Paul
01-26-2012, 04:50 AM
It was "delicious".

Vegetarian haggis. It had the texture of crumbly rice, with the taste of very dry mince.
was it hard to swallow?

Paul
01-26-2012, 04:53 AM
Well, it is the 25th of January after all.

And it was the first time I ever chowed down on that 'delicious' haggis, too.
was it hard to - oh, wait...

Snowstorm
01-26-2012, 04:58 AM
I tried haggis once without knowing what it was. Didn't like it. Now the Scotch that went with it .... :D

Cheers to Robert Burns.

thothguard51
01-26-2012, 04:59 AM
Next thing you know Sushi will come precooked.

PorterStarrByrd
01-26-2012, 06:26 AM
It was "delicious".

Vegetarian haggis. It had the texture of crumbly rice, with the taste of very dry mince.

OMG (first time I've ever used that) isn't British food bad enough without vegging it up?

how about a soy prime rib?

PorterStarrByrd
01-26-2012, 06:28 AM
Used to make pasties with veggie haggis and mozzarella when I lived back in the old country.



must have been a hell of a stripper routine.

Archerbird
01-26-2012, 11:41 AM
Eating Haggis is wrong. I hope you at least had something decent to drink.

seun
01-26-2012, 04:27 PM
So who are you eating tonight?

scarletpeaches
01-26-2012, 04:36 PM
So who are you eating tonight?Probably that fuckwit who dissed me in the fanfic thread.

Priene
01-26-2012, 04:39 PM
Vegetarian haggis.

That's a thing?


It can't be. Haggis is made from a sheep's stomach stuffed with the kebabbed remains of itinerants found loitering with the clan borders.

firedrake
01-26-2012, 04:42 PM
OMG (first time I've ever used that) isn't British food bad enough without vegging it up?

how about a soy prime rib?

When was the last time you had British food?

Sincerely

Bored Witless with people dissing British food.

crunchyblanket
01-26-2012, 05:37 PM
Probably that fuckwit who dissed me in the fanfic thread.


:ROFL:

Black pudding is far superior to haggis, in my humble opinion. Although I've not eaten it in years, being a veggie an' all.

JimmyB27
01-26-2012, 05:41 PM
When was the last time you had British food?

Sincerely

Bored Witless with people dissing British food.
+1

crunchyblanket
01-26-2012, 06:02 PM
When was the last time you had British food?

Sincerely

Bored Witless with people dissing British food.

British food isn't exciting, but it's perfectly fit for purpose. There are few things I'd rather eat than a nice roast dinner.

Priene
01-26-2012, 06:07 PM
British food isn't exciting, but it's perfectly fit for purpose. There are few things I'd rather eat than a nice roast dinner.

My allergy to potatoes allows me little love for the average British meal. But I do like a good Egg Custard Tart. Far superior to any Danish pastry I've come across.

crunchyblanket
01-26-2012, 06:09 PM
My allergy to potatoes allows me little love for the average British meal. But I do like a good Egg Custard Tart. Far superior to any Danish pastry I've come across.

Allergy to potatoes? The very thought makes my Irish blood run cold ;)

Ol' Fashioned Girl
01-26-2012, 06:12 PM
Probably that fuckwit who dissed me in the fanfic thread.

We're not going to call people names or drag unpleasantness from one forum to another. Period. Capiche? You know better.

seun
01-26-2012, 07:32 PM
any Danish pastry I've come across.

Ugh. Gross.

Priene
01-26-2012, 07:43 PM
...and Bakewell Tarts and Wine Gums and Mince Pies and if it wasn't for the inevitable dietary problems the meal I'd most like to eat in the whole world would be Whitby cod and chips.

scarletpeaches
01-26-2012, 09:00 PM
Allergy to potatoes? The very thought makes my Irish blood run cold ;)Tonight's dinner: jacket potato with Branston pickle as the topping.

mirandashell
01-26-2012, 09:11 PM
My allergy to potatoes allows me little love for the average British meal.

Oh you poor love!

I'd starve without potatoes. As quite a few of my ancestors did.....

Priene
01-26-2012, 09:39 PM
I'd starve without potatoes. As quite a few of my ancestors did.....

You'd be amazed how many restaurants don't have an alternative to potatoes. Rice? Pasta? Bread? These things are unheard of in certain counties.

mirandashell
01-26-2012, 09:44 PM
I can believe it.

I turned vegetarian 31 years ago. It was nearly 20 years before I could a decent meal in a restaurant. And that was because more and more people were demanding veggie meals.

So yeah, I imagine an alternative to spuds is something chefs in this country don't really think about.

mario_c
01-27-2012, 08:20 AM
Baked potato w pickles? Sounds goofy.

I'm one of those odd Yankees who's had haggis...it had a corned beef hash vibe to it. I've heard the deep fried haggis in Edinburgh is lovely. :eek:

mario_c
01-27-2012, 08:22 AM
British food isn't exciting, but it's perfectly fit for purpose. There are few things I'd rather eat than a nice roast dinner.
Shepherd's pie!

BunnyMaz
01-27-2012, 12:40 PM
What British food is, is comfort food. That manky-weather warming stodge. Last night, we had liver, bacon and onions with mash and a side of brussel sprouts charred in browned butter. Tonight, I need to choose between cooking up the oxtail I bought or trying the stuffed lambs hearts I bought on a whim. Anyone know a good way to cook lambs hearts?

seun
01-27-2012, 12:46 PM
I was with you up to the sprouts, bunny.

Sprouts come straight from the devil's bottom.

firedrake
01-27-2012, 12:52 PM
What British food is, is comfort food. That manky-weather warming stodge. Last night, we had liver, bacon and onions with mash and a side of brussel sprouts charred in browned butter. Tonight, I need to choose between cooking up the oxtail I bought or trying the stuffed lambs hearts I bought on a whim. Anyone know a good way to cook lambs hearts?

Whack 'em in the slow cooker, I reckon.

Agree that sprouts are the Devil's own.

*shudders*

British food is comfort food. But also some really good quality food now available. And cheese...so many nice cheeses. Makes a nice change after 8 and a half years of bland boring cheese selections at U.S. supermarkets.

BunnyMaz
01-27-2012, 01:36 PM
Sprouts are delicious, they just need to be cooked right! Seriously, try cutting off the base, cutting the sprout in half and cooking it in browned butter, stirring occassionally, until they get charred and black on one side. It's out of season now, but with a handful of peeled chestnuts cooked in the same butter it's pure heaven. They also add a lovely bitterness to stir fry.

Priene
01-27-2012, 01:36 PM
Whack 'em in the slow cooker, I reckon.

Agree that sprouts are the Devil's own.


Whack 'em in the microwave for 45 mins, then chargrill with an blowtorch for five, quickly run them over with a steamroller, wrap in thick polythene, then take them down to the municipal dump for ecological disposal. It's the only way to be sure.

JimmyB27
01-27-2012, 01:41 PM
Shepherd's pie!
Shepherd's pie is about the only thing I can cook consistently well without referring to a recipe.

seun
01-27-2012, 02:03 PM
Whack 'em in the microwave for 45 mins, then chargrill with an blowtorch for five, quickly run them over with a steamroller, wrap in thick polythene, then take them down to the municipal dump for ecological disposal. It's the only way to be sure.

Take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. That's the only way to be sure. Especially when it comes to sprouts.

crunchyblanket
01-27-2012, 02:32 PM
What is all this anti-sprout madness? Sprouts are delightful little green parcels of goodness and wonder.

seun
01-27-2012, 02:44 PM
What is all this anti-sprout madness? Sprouts are delightful little green parcels of goodness and wonder.

You're thinking of bogies.

crunchyblanket
01-27-2012, 02:47 PM
You're thinking of bogies.

Where's the pukey* smiley?


*kept typing this as 'pikey'

JimmyB27
01-27-2012, 03:29 PM
The only good sprout is Barry, the time travelling sprout.

Priene
01-27-2012, 03:50 PM
The only good sprout is Barry, the time travelling sprout.

And Prefab Sprout.

Actually, they were a bit rubbish.

firedrake
01-27-2012, 03:58 PM
Whack 'em in the microwave for 45 mins, then chargrill with an blowtorch for five, quickly run them over with a steamroller, wrap in thick polythene, then take them down to the municipal dump for ecological disposal. It's the only way to be sure.

Best sprout recipe, ever. :Hail:


You're thinking of bogies.

*also searches for puking smiley*


And Prefab Sprout.

Actually, they were a bit rubbish.

Almost as bad as the vegetable and probably worth taking their CDs to the Municipal dump.

crunchyblanket
01-27-2012, 04:12 PM
And Prefab Sprout.

Actually, they were a bit rubbish.


Nah, you can't eat Prefab Sprout with a roast dinner. The bones get everywhere...

seun
01-27-2012, 04:16 PM
Hot dog, jumping frog.

mirandashell
01-27-2012, 04:20 PM
Alberquerque?

Anyway... sprouts. Nah.

firedrake
01-27-2012, 04:21 PM
Hot dog, jumping frog.


Alberquerque?

Anyway... sprouts. Nah.

Thanks for the earworm :(

*searches for brain bleach*

crunchyblanket
01-27-2012, 04:24 PM
Oh come on, I can't be the only sprout enthusiast in the thread?

Then again, I did grow up on a steady diet of boiled potatoes and cabbage...(you think British food is bland, try Irish food. Although colcannon is champion.)

mirandashell
01-27-2012, 04:25 PM
Ermm yeah I think you are.

And yeah, colcannon is food of the gods.

Archerbird
01-27-2012, 04:46 PM
Blah, I'm tired.


Oh come on, I can't be the only sprout enthusiast in the thread?



No no, you're not.

Priene
01-27-2012, 05:02 PM
Oh come on, I can't be the only sprout enthusiast in the thread?


I imagine you're the only sprout enthusiast in the Orion-Cygnus arm of the galaxy.

crunchyblanket
01-27-2012, 06:13 PM
I imagine you're the only sprout enthusiast in the Orion-Cygnus arm of the galaxy.

Look above, smartarse, there are two of us now. We are legion! ;)

Priene
01-27-2012, 06:34 PM
Look above, smartarse, there are two of us now. We are legion! ;)

One or the other of you is clearly in the pay of the Sprout Marketing Board. Maybe both.

crunchyblanket
01-27-2012, 07:02 PM
Damn, I've been found out...

BunnyMaz
01-27-2012, 07:38 PM
Three of us, crunchy. My sprout recipe remains.

Who doesn't love a little edge of bitterness with their leafy greens?

Kaiser-Kun
01-27-2012, 07:44 PM
ME2 taught me that haggis tastes either like ass, or in the hands of a good cook, like mighty fine ass.

Haggis
01-27-2012, 07:51 PM
Brussels sprouts. Brussels sprouts. What's all this about sprouts? I thought this thread was about haggis.

*stalks off in a fit of pique*

Kaiser-Kun
01-27-2012, 07:57 PM
*stalks off in a fit of pique*

http://www.holytaco.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/simpsons_nelson_haha2.gif

BunnyMaz
01-27-2012, 08:25 PM
Brussels sprouts. Brussels sprouts. What's all this about sprouts? I thought this thread was about haggis.

*stalks off in a fit of pique*

Ah but it wasn't about quality haggis, Haggis. It was about fake tofaggis. A cultured pup like yourself surely wouldn't want to associate with haggis that hasn't even been hunted wild.

Speaking of which, the other half had haggis flavour crisps the other day. I was disappointed that they just tasted like generic meat-flavour.

seun
01-27-2012, 08:28 PM
*stalks off in a fit of pique*

I'd see the doctor about that if I were you.

scarletpeaches
01-27-2012, 08:43 PM
Brussels sprouts. Brussels sprouts. What's all this about sprouts? I thought this thread was about haggis.

*stalks off in a fit of pique*You took your bloody time to appear in this thread!

PS: At least you got eaten.
PPS: What?
PPPS: What?

Haggis
01-27-2012, 08:57 PM
You took your bloody time to appear in this thread!

PS: At least you got eaten.
PPS: What?
PPPS: What?
Timing is everything, my dear. Was this a grand entrance or what?

scarletpeaches
01-27-2012, 08:58 PM
No-one's got an entrance like yours, Hagster.

Haggis
01-27-2012, 09:00 PM
No-one's got an entrance like yours, Hagster.
:thankyou:

M.Charles
01-28-2012, 07:47 AM
It's not haggis, Scarlet. It's veggis. And it's like using a condom without what supposed to go in it. Sounds all floppy without the meat.
*choking*

Oh come on, I can't be the only sprout enthusiast in the thread?

Then again, I did grow up on a steady diet of boiled potatoes and cabbage...(you think British food is bland, try Irish food. Although colcannon is champion.)
Not the only one. Love them w/some diced onion, minced garlic, and boiled in chicken stock.

Yummy!

Haggis
01-28-2012, 09:02 AM
*choking*

Not the only one. Love them w/some diced onion, minced garlic, and boiled in chicken stock.

Yummy!
A fie on your sprouts.


Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face,
Great chieftain o' the puddin-race!
Aboon them a' ye tak your place,
Painch, tripe, or thairm:
Weel are ye wordy o' a grace
As lang's my arm.

M.Charles
01-28-2012, 11:18 PM
A fie on your sprouts.
My dh and kids won't eat them either.

Philistines.

mirandashell
01-30-2012, 01:05 AM
*choking*

Not the only one. Love them w/some diced onion, minced garlic, and boiled in chicken stock.

Yummy!

Is that so you can't taste the sprouts?

Haggis
01-30-2012, 01:10 AM
Is that so you can't taste the sprouts?
It must be.

mirandashell
01-30-2012, 01:11 AM
I've noticed that of all the people who like sprouts, none of them ever just boil the little green buggers, they always cook them in butter and garlic and other strong-tasting substances......

Haggis
01-30-2012, 01:12 AM
I've noticed that of all the people who like sprouts, none of them ever just boil the little green buggers, they always cook them in butter and garlic and other strong-tasting substances......
Or serve them with haggis.

mirandashell
01-31-2012, 05:42 PM
Do you taste nice, then?

M.Charles
01-31-2012, 05:46 PM
Is that so you can't taste the sprouts?
Nah, you can still taste them.

Honestly, I throw garlic and/or parmesan into a lot of veggies...and butter. Gotta have butter.

Broccoli w/garlic, butter and parm is nummy. Or cheese sauce.

It's an enhancement, not a disguise. ;)

crunchyblanket
01-31-2012, 06:22 PM
I've noticed that of all the people who like sprouts, none of them ever just boil the little green buggers, they always cook them in butter and garlic and other strong-tasting substances......

I just boil 'em. Not too much, they need a little crunch.

Haggis
01-31-2012, 06:37 PM
I just boil 'em. Not too much, they need a little crunch.
The only crunch they need is the one they make when I step on them.

crunchyblanket
01-31-2012, 07:18 PM
The only crunch they need is the one they make when I step on them.

Oh, you wound me. :cry:

Haggis
01-31-2012, 07:42 PM
But you must understand, I was force fed those vile things as a child.

BardSkye
02-01-2012, 02:43 AM
My parents were very reluctant to share their sprouts. They were classed as "not until you're a big girl." Of course, to a small kid, that made them desirable just because they were adult food, no matter how they tasted.

Smart people, my parents. I still like sprouts with just a dash of butter and pepper.

Ctairo
02-01-2012, 05:01 AM
It was "delicious".

Vegetarian haggis. It had the texture of crumbly rice, with the taste of very dry mince.

You know, I've searched this thread, and because no one else has said it:

CHEATER!

*runs away*